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Nick Fox-Gieg Animation

The collected videography of Nick Fox-Gieg. Hand-drawn and CG animation, spoken-word performance, narrative live-action, animated documentary, abstract visual music, and realtime digital puppetry. Includes SXSW winner "The Orange."



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My first finished cartoon, from 1993. Made in Lowell Boston's animation class at UArts.
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I began to take a video camera out at night and peek into hundreds of other people’s windows, just for a few seconds at a time. I wasn’t sure quite why I was doing this…
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This is a story about a little bird who claims to be able to predict the future. Don’t trust him. The Little Bird of Disaster was developed at The Kitchen’s 2003 summer workshop. The speaking characters are real-time “video puppets,” controlled with Mark Coniglio’s Isadora software. The piece was actually performed, like they say, in front of a live studio audience (you can hear them in the background).
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Here are my favorite selections from my videography as of 2012, in Blu-ray-quality H.264 and WebM formats: over thirty shorts, with a total runtime of one and a half hours. What’s in the collection? Hand-drawn and CG animation, spoken-word performance, narrative live-action, animated documentary, abstract visual music, and realtime digital puppetry. Includes SXSW winner "The Orange."
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Suddenly, a humble citrus fruit is granted absolute power over the universe. From a story by Benjamin Rosenbaum. (Best Animated Short, SXSW 2010)
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Interregnum is based on the extraordinary career of René Carmille, history's first known computer hacker. The government of Nazi-occupied France launched a ghastly and unprecedented experiment in information science: much of the Vichy bureaucracy, including the operation of the death camps, was automated with punch-card computers. However, the Nazis didn't understand the technology's potential vulnerabilities...
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Live performance, piano and player pipe organ, Paradiso, Amsterdam 1998
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A cycle of six short films, created between the beginning of the Afghan War and the beginning of the Iraq War.
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"They gave me a gun, a pick, and a hand grenade, and said 'Win at any cost,' and I said 'Right.' There's nothing I love more than winning..." From a story by Susan Murray.
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My cousins used to play this odd little game; they were about five and three years old at the time. The older one would pick up the remote control to the TV, point it at her sister, and say “Turn you off”–she’d obligingly fall to the ground and play dead. Then the remote changed hands, they’d change places, and the game would begin all over again. It was carried out with the solemn gravity of an execution by firing squad. This short is a grown-up version of the same game, played with...
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Enoch receives a premonition of disaster, so he sets out to collect as many books as he can find, to preserve the knowledge of the world. But, lacking reliable divine guidance, all his careful preparations come down to a straight-ahead, all-or-nothing gamble…
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At the start of the Afghan War, I heard the title's classic Cold-War motto resurrected by Texas Congressman Dick Armey. Oddly enough, it made me think of the Lewis Carroll poem "The Voice of the Lobster," in which the Panther and the Owl sit down to negotiate an agreement. The story just seems to have a timely ring about it.
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It's very rude to stare! (First test of my new video DSLR, just in time for Halloween...)
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A reading of the poem “Cave Bear” by Karen Solie, with realtime graphics created in Isadora and Processing.
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Created on a video toaster in 1993.
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Created by running television static through a Painter script continually for three months, gradually drawing fantastic patterns and colors out of random noise. Commissioned by TAIS as part of the Eleven in Motion series, based on the paintings of Oscar Cahén.
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Here’s a collaboration with composer Meg Schedel, recorded at San Francisco’s Musée Mécanique, a collection of early-20th-century mechanical musical instruments.
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Jessica Delfino is back with a helpful survival guide for those scary bear- and celebrity-infested woods…
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A reading of the poem “Franklin” by Karen Solie, with realtime graphics created in Isadora and Processing.
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Data visualization collaboration with Christina McPhee.
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The middle episode of an epic Super 8mm trilogy; the other two parts are lost.
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Something a little different-–a live-action comedy sketch created with Nicole Stamp, starring Hayley Hudson, Ben Hudson, and Danielle Ayow.
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Yeah, everybody who's been to film school has got a scratch film, but I'm partial to this one.
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I’d seen pictures of it before, but an especially dramatic photograph caught my eye on a magazine cover in the grocery store. It almost looked like another vegetable: a brilliant marigold-orange “fuel-air” bomb, the most powerful non-nuclear weapon on the market.
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A mostly true story about bugs.
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The painter in this short may think she’s only painting circles on the ground. But from our privileged vantage point, we can see well enough where it’s all going to lead…
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What's a goat doing on the phone? He's illustrating one of the seven deadly sins, of course.
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This was created during the same Kitchen workshop that spawned The Little Bird of Disaster; the soundtrack was made with a 1960s analog computer and a brand-new upright piano.
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In this adaptation of an early Kafka story, a soldier is taken prisoner in the night by a pack of jackals. Offering a pair of scissors, they demand that he use the makeshift weapon to kill his sleeping friends. They overwhelm his initial, shocked refusal. Slowly, incredibly, he begins to see their point of view. He takes the scissors, and...
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It's an old joke: a priest challenges a rabbi to a debate on the spiritual condition of Jewish people. But neither speaks the other's language, and...well, I won't spoil the punch line.
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The letters used in this short fell off a movie theater marquee one Sunday afternoon in the fall of 1998. Theyâd originally been part of some grand, meaningful words, but now they were stranded and helpless. So I gave them a new home.
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Collaboration with composer Daniel Hindmarch. Made at AS220.
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Written by Jennifer Tsuei, Celeste Den as the Lawyer. The Dead Man was animated using motion-capture data from a Kinect camera.
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Made in Processing; music by Meg Schedel.
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If you search for a needle in a haystack for too long, you start to get bored, then tired, then angry. If you get angry enough, you might even throw the whole haystack away, but then you've lost the needle forever...
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Running on the beach at Point Pelee, ON.
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This is one of a series of realtime animations we created for Jen Tsueiâs play Fantasias for the Immoderate. Two actors in microphones used the volume of their voices to control the video âpuppetsâ in a program called Isadora.
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Have you ever looked at a sentence until it stopped making sense? For this short, I took a bit from a little-known Lewis Carroll poem, and repeated it until it lost any kind of meaning.
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Experimenting with motion tracking while my plane lands in my hometown of Huntington, WV.
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This lovely sand animation was created from Hebrew calligraphy by Gil Omry, as part of Lauren Hartman’s play "Out of Me and Into You."
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A curious little fragment. I rarely work with real film; the results always surprise me.
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Experiments in geometry
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A high-stakes confrontation between a six-year-old girl and a malfunctioning automated checkout machine (observed by me at an LA Walmart in 2003). Drawn frame-by-frame with a Vive controller.
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Documentation of an installation from 2004, preserved in the Rhizome Artbase. "The Instant Memorial is capable of commemorating an infinite number of tragic events that have yet to take place. Feel free to let it run in the background as you go about your business, and be ready (if the opportunity should present itself) to exploit the tragedies it generates to advance the political goals of your choice." More info: http://rhizome.org/art/artbase/artwork/instant-memorial/
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